CONCUSSION CAN BE TREATED
The mainstay of treatment is restoration of normal function through physiotherapy. Sometimes medications can help, particularly if there is chronic pain, or severe anxiety. There is a specialised concussion clinic for children aged 10 to16 in the Bon Secours Hospital in Cork, which can be accessed via GP referral. ÷ Dr Niamh Lynch is a Paediatrician working in the Bon Secours Hospital in Cork. She has a special interest in neurology, and in 2016 established Ireland’s first Concussion Clinic for children. She has travelled to Pittsburgh to observe the management of a concussion clinic treating elite athletes such as NFL footballers, and worked with University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to help develop and enhance the Bon Secours concussion treatment program.